Category Archives: Theatre

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

The Shoemaker’s Holiday

By Thomas Dekker Directed by Phillip Breen Presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre on 28 February 2015 Rowland Lacy loves Rose Oatley but it’s not going to work out. An aristocrat and a middle class girl aren’t supposed to … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare Directed by James Farrell and Emma Sampson Presented by the HandleBards at the Vault Festival on 22 February 2015 When two sets of estranged twins find themselves in the same city, unbeknownst to each other, confusion and chaos … Continue reading

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Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie

By Alan Alda Directed by Mark Giesser Presented by Alces Productions at the Tabard Theatre on 18 February 2015 In the intellectual and creative ferment of early 20th-century Paris, Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, struggle through endless hours of physically … Continue reading

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The Last of the De Mullins

By St John Hankin Directed by Joshua Stamp-Simon Presented by Stephen McGill & Joel Marvin in association with the Jermyn Street Theatre on 16 February 2015 It is 1908, society is changing, and the De Mullins are being left behind. Eight … Continue reading

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Othello

By William Shakespeare Directed by Pamela Schermann Presented by Time Zone Theatre at the Rose Playhouse on 15 February 2015 This new interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy transfers its themes of jealousy, power and intrigue to the cityscape of today’s modern London. … Continue reading

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Romeo and Rosaline

By Sharon Jennings Directed by Matthew Gould Presented by Fentiman at the Bread & Roses Theatre on 13 February 2015 We all know that Romeo loved Juliet; but whatever became of his first love, to whom he is writing passionate poems and … Continue reading

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Joan of Arc

By Friedrich Schiller Directed by Rachel Valentine Smith and Mark Leipacher Presented by the Faction at the New Diorama Theatre on 7 February 2015 A young girl shuns her father’s arranged marriage to fight on the battlefield. She is prepared to … Continue reading

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The Talented Mr Ripley

From the novel by Patricia Highsmith Directed by Mark Leipacher Presented by the Faction at the New Diorama Theatre on 7 February 2015 Tom Ripley is a nobody given the unexpected chance to make a name for himself in Europe. When … Continue reading

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Ventoux

Presented by 2Magpies Theatre at the New Diorama Theatre on 1 February 2015 Lance Armstrong’s sacrifice to Mont Ventoux in the 2000 Tour de France was to gift victory to his fierce rival Marco Pantani in the greatest contest the mountain … Continue reading

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Macbeth

By William Shakespeare Directed by James Farrell, Tatty Hennessy, Ashlea Kaye and Sean Turner Presented by the Handlebards, The Merely Players, Smooth Faced Gentlemen and Permanently Bard at the Greenwich Theatre on 31 January 2015 Four very different Shakespeare companies team … Continue reading

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